Off Ramp

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Off Ramp

Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere

By Hank Stuever

St. Martins Press-3pl, Paperback, 9780312424886, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2005

In his unique, funny, and haunting reports from "Elsewhere," Hank Stuever records the odd and touching realities of modern life in everyday places. Elsewhere might be revealed in the tract-house adventures of a home-decor reality show, at a discount funeral home in a strip mall, or in the story of an armed man named Honey Bear in the hunt for his beloved but now missing sleeper sofa which he left in a store unit. "Off Ramp" shows us America through the humorous gaze of Hank Stuever, who finds beauty in the midst of the most unlikely and invisible lives and places.

About the Author
HANK STUEVER is an award-winning pop-culture writer for the Washington Post s style section. He is the author of Off Ramp, an essay collection, and has appeared on "Today", "The View, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, " and National Public Radio.